Vivian James Per Axford (1909 - 1955)

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Vivian James Per Axford
1909 - 1955
updated February 06, 2019
Vivian James Per Axford was born in 1909. Vivian was born to Thomas Perry Axford and Victoria Gra Dunstan Axford, and we currently have no other siblings in their family tree. Vivian died in 1955 in Balw, Australia at 46 years of age.


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Balw, Australia


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Vivian James Per Axford died in 1955 in Balw, Australia at 46 years of age. Vivian was born in 1909. Vivian was born to Thomas Perry Axford and Victoria Gra Dunstan Axford, and we currently have no other siblings in their family tree.
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1909 - 1955 World Events

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In 1909, in the year that Vivian James Per Axford was born, the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1913, by the time this person was only 4 years old, the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1938, by the time this person was 29 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1941, at the age of 32 years old, Vivian was alive when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1955, in the year of Vivian James Per Axford's passing, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

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Reginald Harold Axford
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Rachael Axford
1875 - 1957
Melbourne, Australia
Reid William Axford
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Johana Stephens Axford
Melbourne, Australia
Douglas William Axford
1934 - 1957
Mord, Australia
Leslie Gilbe Axford
Mord, Australia
Gladys Eileen Axford
1894 - 1959
Wont, Australia
Anderson Axford
Wont, Australia
Emily Catherine Axford
1886 - 1962
Tera, Australia
Mcmahon John Axford
Tera, Australia

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